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White House to Consider Petition Signed by 73,000 for Texas Secession from the U.S.; Rick Perry Takes Stand

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A "We the People" petition for Texas to secede from the United States has gathered more than 73,000 signatures:

The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government's neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it's citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government.

The Houston Chronicle reports:

According to The White House, the petition must reach 25,000 signatures within 30 days in order to be considered.

“If a petition gets enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response,” explains the website.

Dadt_perrySaid Governor Rick Perry about the petition:

Gov. Perry believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it. But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government. Now more than ever our country needs strong leadership from states like Texas, that are making tough decisions to live within their means, keep taxes low and provide opportunities to job creators so their citizens can provide for their families and prosper. We cannot allow Washington’s tax and spend, one-size-fits-all mindset to jeopardize our children’s future, undermine our personal liberties and drive our nation down a dangerous path to greater dependence of government.

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  1. Bye Felicia!

    Posted by: Robert | Nov 13, 2012 3:19:18 PM


  2. I THINK GOD NEED TO BE PUT BACK IN GOVERNMENT

    Posted by: JAMES WILLIAMS | Nov 13, 2012 3:21:01 PM


  3. Lol, they're so damn stupid. Here's what would happen if they got their way:

    Tons of their industry and citizens are going to leave the country of TX and head back to the U.S.

    TX is then going to be poverty stricken, overrun by illegal immigrants, maybe some new drug cartels or Bryan Cranston, and then they'll come crying for help from the country they broke up with. PLEASE TAKE US BACK!

    Nope.

    Posted by: Daws | Nov 13, 2012 3:24:11 PM


  4. JESUS IS COMING SOON,THIS COUNTRY IS HEADED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.

    Posted by: JAMES WILLIAMS | Nov 13, 2012 3:24:48 PM


  5. Can you even imagine if the US pulled it's border back to Texas' northern border? Texas would be part of Mexico in no time.

    Posted by: Tom | Nov 13, 2012 3:29:50 PM


  6. This is a Texas issue. If they have the signatures, the White House should allow Texas to proceed. Cooler, saner heads will prevail; Texas would never secede. But it's not and shouldn't be the President's battle. Like any good parent, the Parent should ignore this child's tantrum.

    Posted by: Eddie in OKC | Nov 13, 2012 3:33:59 PM


  7. This is a Texas issue. If they have the signatures, the White House should allow Texas to proceed. Cooler, saner heads will prevail; Texas would never secede. But it's not and shouldn't be the President's battle. Like any good parent, the Parent should ignore this child's tantrum.

    Posted by: Eddie in OKC | Nov 13, 2012 3:34:00 PM


  8. @JHT,

    Are there any 'white' Mexican Americans or just plain Mexicans? Guess what, there are. 'Hispanics' do not vote as solidly one way or the other as black people. And what makes you think a Mexican American would automatically vote or think one way or the other, regardless of their 'race'?

    @Derrick,

    I'm not a Romney fan, sorry to disappoint you.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 13, 2012 3:35:55 PM


  9. But I do hate black people because they murdered my father. At least that's the excuse I give for hating black people. The truth is we don't speak anymore because he caught me masturbating while sniffing his underpants while also defecating into a funnel.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 13, 2012 3:42:55 PM


  10. LITTLE KIWI WROTE THIS AND USED MY NAME:

    But I do hate black people because they murdered my father. At least that's the excuse I give for hating black people. The truth is we don't speak anymore because he caught me masturbating while sniffing his underpants while also defecating into a funnel.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 13, 2012 3:42:55 PM

    IT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. MAYBE AS A CANADIAN YOU SHOULD MIND YOUR OWN EFFING BUSINESS. If an American started posting about Quebec separatism on a Canadian site the Canadian 'progressives' and nationalist would get bent all out of shape by the arrogant 'Yank'

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 13, 2012 3:58:02 PM


  11. And yes, Little Kiwi, my father was badly hurt by an unprovoked assault committed by a group of young black men, and yes he eventually died as a direct result of that assault.

    And I NEVER SAID I HATE BLACK PEOPLE, you say that, Little Kiwi. You also appear fixated on the subject and being beyond obnoxious. Once again pal, if you said the sh*t you say in front of my face, you'd be in a hospital emergency room.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 13, 2012 4:00:34 PM


  12. Hilarious to read the comments on this. For those who chastise the spelling in the petition, you might spellcheck some of the comments themselves. Jersey brings up one of the most key points in this list. TX is on a trajectory to turning purple and potentially blue. If that happens there is NO WAY a Republican can get elected president. It would be the death of the Republican Party, as we know it. With CA, NY, and TX blue there is literally no conceivable path to 270 for the Republicans.

    Just something to think about.

    Oh, and as one person has pointed out, the mayor of the 4th largest city in the nation is an out lesbian.

    Posted by: RBearSAT | Nov 13, 2012 4:04:01 PM


  13. Hilarious to read the comments on this. For those who chastise the spelling in the petition, you might spellcheck some of the comments themselves. Jersey brings up one of the most key points in this list. TX is on a trajectory to turning purple and potentially blue. If that happens there is NO WAY a Republican can get elected president. It would be the death of the Republican Party, as we know it. With CA, NY, and TX blue there is literally no conceivable path to 270 for the Republicans.

    Just something to think about.

    Oh, and as one person has pointed out, the mayor of the 4th largest city in the nation is an out lesbian.

    Posted by: RBearSAT | Nov 13, 2012 4:04:04 PM


  14. You asked for it and you got it. Keep Austin Weird and in the US.
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/peacefully-grant-city-austin-texas-withdraw-state-texas-remain-part-united-states/TDD212hQ

    Posted by: RBearSAT | Nov 13, 2012 4:23:29 PM


  15. Isn't this an act of treason? Shouldn't we call it what it is? I for one would love the whole South to seceed.

    Posted by: Dawson | Nov 13, 2012 4:27:08 PM


  16. FYI people - states cannot secede period.

    These petitions are meaningless, carry no legal weight, and even if Congress and the President were to agree to the secession the SCOTUS would reject it because there is absolutely, 100%, no way for a state to leave the Union.

    We fought a war over the right to secession, you know the Civil War, and the secessionists lost.

    Again, ONCE A STATE JOINS THE UNION THERE IS NO LEGAL/CONSTITUTIONAL MECHANISM FOR IT TO LEAVE.

    Posted by: badlydrawnbear | Nov 13, 2012 4:29:44 PM


  17. Another Tea Party tantrum. Let them go, but don't offer mutual defense and remove all of our military facilities. Then deny them all offshore petroleum exploration rights.

    Posted by: John in Bend | Nov 13, 2012 4:30:39 PM


  18. https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/exhibits/annexation/part5/question11.html

    "The early years of the United States had seen a great deal of debate over whether states could, in fact, legally withdraw from the Union. During the War of 1812 it was New England that wanted to secede from the rest of the country. Later, it was the Southern states. Secessionists argued that states were sovereign and had the right to withdraw from the Union. Opponents countered that the Constitution created a sovereign union that, once entered into, could never be broken. Eventually, the question was put to the test and settled permanently on the battlefields of the Civil War.

    The Presidential Proclamation declaring peace between the United States and Texas after the Civil War, dated August 20, 1866, states very clearly in the following passage that no state had the right to leave the Union (emphasis added in all capitals):

    And whereas,


    the President of the United States, by further proclamation issued on the second day of April, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, did promulgate and declare, that there no longer existed any armed resistance of misguided citizens, or others, to the authority of the United States in any, or in all the States before mentioned, excepting only the State of Texas, and did further promulgate and declare that the laws could be sustained and enforced in the several States before mentioned, except Texas, by the proper civil authorities, State, or Federal, and that the people of the said States, except Texas, are well and loyally disposed, and have conformed or will conform in their legislation to the condition of affairs growing out of the amendment to the Constitution of the United States, prohibiting slavery within the limits and jurisdiction of the United States;

    And did further declare in the same proclamation THAT IT IS THE MANIFEST DETERMINATION OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT NO STATE, OF ITS OWN WILL, HAS A RIGHT OR POWER TO GO OUT OF OR SEPARATE ITSELF FROM, OR BE SEPARATED FROM THE AMERICAN UNION; and that, therefore, each State ought to remain and constitute an integral part of the United States;

    On March 30, 1870, Congress passed the Act to admit the State of Texas to Representation in the Congress of the United States. Likewise, this act contains no language that would allow Texas to unilaterally withdraw from the United States."

    Posted by: badlydrawnbear | Nov 13, 2012 4:50:35 PM


  19. I think that until we as a people can get rid of the electoral college, and let it be on popular vote,after we apologize to all who lost in elections where the electoral counts,nothing but division, and dirty laundry politics by both sides is what we are gonna get force fed.. The electoral college is an outdated relic. I support neither party,, im registered as me,, non affiliated.. I honestly think both sides are so out of touch and clueless its unreal. The titanic that is our great country is sinking fast,, and all we focus on is bashing and fingerpointing.. We all outta grow up....

    Posted by: taylor | Nov 13, 2012 4:50:54 PM


  20. They might want to think about it a little more thoroughly. What will the costs be to Texas as a country. First the US will have to move all federal/military offices, etc. out of Texas. There are a lot of military bases in Texas plus other federal offices. They will have to assume the responsibilities currently provided by the feds, etc., etc. This is about as well thought through as anything else with Rick Perry's involvement. But let them go. They may be overwhelmed by their own demographic situation.

    Posted by: Jim | Nov 13, 2012 4:51:07 PM


  21. Isnt the raping of our country and the people in it by All elected officials regardless of party also not an act of treason? Anyone here honestly our elected officials on both sides of the coin have our best interest at heart?? Keep dividing us by being Blinded by party's, and for godsakes think for ourselves.. All this crap is, is smoke and mirror's, by all elected, to keep us divided.. Divide and conquer... With enough misdirection anyone can make an elephant disappear.. the elephant in this case being All of our freedoms,, and All of our money.. It goes beyond party here guys,, All Day.

    Posted by: taylor | Nov 13, 2012 5:00:33 PM


  22. They should just buy an island and form their own nation there. Here are some names for their future country:

    Christopia
    Red Republic
    White World
    Evangelicaland
    Redneckia
    Racistan
    Cracker Country
    No Man-on-Man's Land

    Posted by: Char | Nov 13, 2012 5:11:38 PM


  23. The best part about my dad being dead is he's not around to be embarrassed by me anymore

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 13, 2012 5:13:28 PM


  24. Can Rick Perry even spell "secede" ? He is one of the dumbest politicians of all time. He makes George Dubya Bush look like a genius.

    Hopefully we can soon get rid of Perry too ! He has been TERRIBLE for Texas.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Nov 13, 2012 5:23:54 PM


  25. so here we go again! The total and racist disrespect for Obama. We suffered through the idioticy of GW Bush and no one petitioned secession. And the fact that Rick Perry supports this even after what happened on election day does not bode well so far for the Republicans.

    Posted by: Bernie | Nov 13, 2012 7:28:41 PM


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